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RAM

Computer RAM prices were at the lowest they've been for a while, so I decided to order some DIMMs and max out all the machines we own. Maestro, my music studio computer now takes 2 minutes to go through it's power on memory check, and I have to do a double take when I see it's got 640kB - wait, that's 640 MB - of RAM. Not to boast or anything. But I have on occasion processed an entire CD's worth of audio (cross-fades, E.Q., that kind of thing) and it is fun to load the whole thing into RAM and get the performance boost from not having to page on and off hard disk. So it's utility, not frivolous <g>.

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